Honda updates Fit range

Honda Fit range treated to styling and specification improvements

Following on from the recent updates to the Fit HEV, Honda has refreshed the rest of the Fit range with new and sporty styling in addition to enhanced specification levels.

Refreshed design

New design elements include revised bumpers that create a cohesive characterful aesthetic and which better reflects the car’s dynamic personality, while retaining the iconic shape of the Fit with the clean, crisp horizontal lines and dynamic touches that add a new personality.

These enhancements were inspired by Honda’s original Japanese ‘Yoo no bi’ design philosophy which recognises the beauty in everyday items refined over time.

The more characterful design which includes a greater degree of sophistication and sportiness, is evident on all three Fit grades including the Comfort, Elegance and e:HEV.

Updates include a refreshed honeycomb grille design and grained lower front bumper insert as well as a more sculpted appearance along with a similar grained material finish for the rear bumper.

The window frames and pillar trim have been updated with a more stylish matte black finish that seamlessly pairs with the materials used on other exterior trim surfaces. The headlight projector surround is now finished in black, adding to the more characterful expression.

Enhanced standard specification offering

The regular internal combustion engine Fit models are now available in Comfort and Elegance specification, while the Fit Executive has been discontinued.

Comfort and Elegance derivatives have received comprehensive updates to their standard specification levels including LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Smart Keyless entry, a new wireless Smartphone charger and Honda’s flagship nine-inch HMI Infotainment system. This system is navigated using familiar smartphone style usability, with swipe controls to scroll through pages and lists while the display can be configured to suit any usage requirements. The comprehensive suite of built-in apps can be supplemented by smartphone mirroring, enabled by wireless Apple CarPlay or wired Android Auto.

Honda Sensing active safety technology, is now available on all derivatives and offers a broad range of driver assistance features and aids as standard, thanks to a front wide-view camera with a broader field of vision and improved night-time operation.

The suite of Honda Sensing technologies includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System, which applies the brakes when the Fit turns into the path of a car and can also detect pedestrians and cyclists. Furthermore Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation System and Auto High-Beam assist improve safety across a wide variety of conditions.

Model range

Honda’s e:HEV now offers 90kW and 253Nm thanks to improvements to both the  traction motor and the 1.5-litre engine. Despite these increases the Fit e:HEV will use as little as 3,7 litres/100km on the combined cycle.

Comfort and Elegance models are fitted with Honda’s 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that generates 89kW at 6 600rpm and 145Nm at 4 300rpm. A fuel consumption figure of 5,5 litres per 100km on the combined cycle contributes to low overall running costs.

Warranty and pricing

The refreshed Fit range is sold as standard with a five-year/200 000km warranty, a four-year/60 000km service plan and three years of AA roadside assistance. The Fit Hybrid includes an additional eight-year/200 000km extended warranty covering the Lithium-ion battery and other related components of the hybrid system.